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    Third-graft Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Lady_Disdain's Avatar
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    Default No Hassle to Make a Tassel

    You know you want to. How can you resist? So get your pearls, gemstones and end caps ready for some Roaring 20's (or grandma's parlour) fun.

    Some inspiration threads:

    And resources

    Bonus challenge - the air balloon. Get your New Mexico vibe on and start wrapping.

    Of course, no challenge would be complete without some inspiration

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    Oh yes! I am going to get down on this challenge!
    Check out my photos here
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    Thanks for posting all the inspirations...really gorgeous pieces! I love that second strand...I've been thinking about a wire wrapped tassel strand for a while...now all I need is time...and supplies!

    ETA: that youtube video is basically the method I used to make these:Name:  IMG_2917.jpg
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    Albuquerque hot air balloon Fiesta Festival!
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    Love your gorgeous tassels and awesome thread title JP!!!

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    Wow thanks for collating the info lady D! So much pretty to look at...

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    Here is my tassel creation Name:  13164466_10208302051164580_7372524452682063694_n.jpg
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    I love making them! I am opening an etsy shop soon and wanted to have a few special tassel pieces as apart of it

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    What a wonderful thread!!! Everyone's tassels look fantastic, and many thanks to Lady_Disdain for collating together a wealth of resources and examples.
    Cathy

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    Wow, wow, wow!!! You all are so inspiring! Great collection of tassels and resources!
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    ckrickett, great job. Love the blackened metal!

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    ckrickett, please share the link with us once you are open for business. I love the black spinel tassel. I had plans for one but I forgot I only had a half strand, which would not work. They look great with the Tahitians.

    Here is my latest. Apatite and pearl.

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    I also made a matching pendant for the first pair of earrings, to be strung on a long strand of matching garnets.. The plan was for a pair of shoulder duster earrings but I ran out of tiny pearls.
    Hmmm, notice a trend? I think I have an excuse to go shopping. By the way, does anyone know of nice and tiny little drop pearls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_Disdain View Post
    ckrickett, please share the link with us once you are open for business. I love the black spinel tassel. I had plans for one but I forgot I only had a half strand, which would not work. They look great with the Tahitians.

    Here is my latest. Apatite and pearl.

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    I also made a matching pendant for the first pair of earrings, to be strung on a long strand of matching garnets.. The plan was for a pair of shoulder duster earrings but I ran out of tiny pearls.
    Hmmm, notice a trend? I think I have an excuse to go shopping. By the way, does anyone know of nice and tiny little drop pearls?

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    Lady_Disdain, can you talk to us about how you made the little pearl bead caps? Did you use a drill or a reamer? They're fabulous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_Disdain View Post
    By the way, does anyone know of nice and tiny little drop pearls?
    These are terrific stylings for tiny naturals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lagoon Island Pearls View Post
    These are terrific stylings for tiny naturals.

    That is way out of my pay grade but I love the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady_Disdain View Post
    ckrickett, please share the link with us once you are open for business. I love the black spinel tassel. I had plans for one but I forgot I only had a half strand, which would not work. They look great with the Tahitians.
    sure thing its westpearls.com
    any feedback or critique on the shop would be appreciated too!

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